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CINÉMA DU RÉEL 2019

Cinéma du Réel celebrates documentary film in all its forms

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- Competitions, special screenings, events and a professional section: documentary film touches down at the 41st Cinéma du Réel Festival in Paris from 15 to 24 March

Cinéma du Réel celebrates documentary film in all its forms
Movements of a Nearby Mountain in Sebastian Brameshuber

Yolande Zauberman's remarkable, punchy and poignant M [+see also:
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(Special Jury Prize at Locarno and due to be released in French theatres by New Story on 20 March) will be kicking off the 41st edition of the Cinéma du Réel Festival, which is due to take place at the Pompidou Centre in Paris from 15 to 24 March.

This very audacious film by a director to whom the event will also be dedicating a Focus (along with three other titles) sets the tone for the rest of Cinéma du Réel’s programme (now run by Catherine Bizern), which continues to forge ahead with documentary film in all its forms, from contemporary creations to classic docs.

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The international competition will be showcasing 14 films (to be deliberated over by a jury comprised of Carlo Chatrian, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Nino Kirtadze and Madeleine Molyneaux), including nine European productions and co-productions: Campo [+see also:
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by the Portuguese director Tiago Hespanha, Movements of a Nearby Mountain [+see also:
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by the Austrian director Sebastian Brameshuber, Taurunum Boy [+see also:
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by the Serbian directors Dušan Grubin and Jelena Maksimovíc, Hamada [+see also:
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by the Spanish director Eloy Domínguez Serén (produced by Sweden, Norway and Denmark), Walden [+see also:
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by the Swiss director Daniel Zimmermann, Shelter – Farewell To Eden by the Italian director Enrico Masi (co-produced by France), The Way to the Mountains by his compatriot Micol Roubini (also co-produced by France), Last Night I Saw You Smiling [+see also:
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by the Cambodian director Kavich Neang (co-produced by the French outfit Apsara Films and awarded Best Asian Film at Rotterdam) and Dreams of The Castle by René Ballesteros (produced by Chile and France). They will be in the running against two films from Brazil, and one from Mexico, the US and China respectively.

The French selection will feature 12 films: Green Boys [+see also:
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by Ariane Doublet, Forbach Swing by Marie Dumora, Sankara Is Not Dead by Lucie Viver, The Good Grain and the Chaff by Manuela Frésil, Berlin Based by Vincent Dieutre, Paris Stalingrad by Hind Meddeb and Thim Naccache, Amara by Pierre Michelon, Niblock’s Sound Spectrums – Within Invisible Rivers by Thomas Maury, Rising From the Tsunami by Hélène Robert and Jérémy Perrin, Here, I Won't Die by Edie Laconi and Cécile Dumas, Capital retour by Léo Bizeul and Nofinofy by Michaël Andrianaly (co-produced by Madagascar).

Nine international and ten French shorts will also be on the bill, as well as a number of events, including a retrospective on Kevin Jerome Everson and the Fabriquer le Cinéma and Front(s) Populaire(s) programmes, as well as a very enticing programme of special events, which will be showcasing the likes of Varda by Agnès [+see also:
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by Agnès Varda, Monrovia, Indiana by Frederick Wiseman, The Trial [+see also:
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by Sergei Loznitsa, the French-Italian production Selfie [+see also:
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by Agostino Ferrente, Just Don't Think I'll Scream [+see also:
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by Frank Beauvais, the documentary series Le Village by Claire Simon and I diari di Angela – Noi due cineasti [+see also:
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by Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi

All without forgetting the professional ParisDOC  section, which is due to run from19 to 22 March (with six work-in-progress films, round tables and themed meetings).

(Translated from French)

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